Beware of Background Check Disclosure Risks

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12/31/2015Caramore, Megan

Authored by Megan B. Caramore Are the background check disclosure forms used as part of your hiring process exposing you to risk of litigation? Perhaps. A number of class action suits are currently pending on this issue. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that employers disclose to applicants and employees whether a consumer report may… Read more »

Heads Up: New Policy Regaurding Civil & Criminal Corporate Investigations

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12/30/2015Vandeventer Black

Authored by Trey R. Kelleter The US DOJ recently announced a new policy that formalizes its focus on targeting culpable individuals, not just corporate entities, in investigations. The DOJ memo, entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing,” has six key directives to DOJ attorneys, which are also important to know for anyone who deals with the feds,… Read more »

Call the Doctor: Executive Order Establishes New Paid Sick Leave For Federal Contractors

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12/29/2015Vandeventer Black

Authored by Ashley P. Holmes On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order establishing paid sick leave requirements for federal contractors. Under the executive order, executive departments and agencies that contract with federal contractors will require that employees of federal contractors and lower-tier subcontractors earn at least one (1) hour of paid sick leave for every… Read more »

USCIS Launches Spanish-Language Version of “My E-Verify”

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12/15/2015Ostroff, Gretchen M.

Authored by Gretchen M. Ostroff Late last year, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (“USCIS”) launched myE-Verify, a website tool for individuals seeking employment in the U.S. myE-Verify allows individuals to set up free and secure personal accounts to manage their employment eligibility information and includes a “Self Check” feature, enabling prospective workers to verify their own employment eligibility status… Read more »

Unity in Condemnation Actions

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12/07/2015Vandeventer Black

Attorneys Norman W. Shearin and Ashley P. Holmes recently authored an article on “Unity in Condemnation Actions” for The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, which is a publication of  the American Law Institute (ALI). Click here to read the full article.  This article has been republished with permission from ALI CLE.